You tell me, I used to hold and tug your dress,
You tell me, I slept with your hand in mine,
It must be true, for you give me strength with a gentle press,
I am thankful, for you helped me grow strong and fine.
I remember, waiting for lunchtime, to open my tiffin,
I remember, I loved the taste, the variety,
Now I know, it was the love that brought that grin,
I am thankful, you nourished me to be part of the society.
I know you gave up pieces of your life,
I know without complain, you would do it again,
I believe your prayers protect me from strife,
I am thankful, for you always catching the next airplane.
I see you, move to her every step,
I see you, your eyes moisten, when her cries pierce your heart,
I feel you holding her close, when she coughs with strep,
I am thankful, for nothing will tear us apart.
I hear you, worry about her formula and milk,
I hear you, when you talk about how they’ll grow,
I know you do it all, to make their journey smooth as silk,
I am thankful, for the ONE that placed in you, our embryo.
I know, you live your life for them,
I know, you’ll drop everything at the first Help sign,
I know, to their every wish, every yearn, you’ll succumb,
I am thankful, to the stars that made us all align.